Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

Yesterday by C.K. Kelly Martin

Release Date: September 25, 2012
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

THEN: The formation of the UNA, the high threat of eco-terrorism, the mammoth rates of unemployment and subsequent escape into a world of virtual reality are things any student can read about in their 21st century textbooks and part of the normal background noise to Freya Kallas's life. Until that world starts to crumble.

NOW: It's 1985. Freya Kallas has just moved across the world and into a new life. On the outside, she fits in at her new high school, but Freya feels nothing but removed. Her mother blames it on the grief over her father's death, but how does that explain the headaches and why do her memories feel so foggy? When Freya lays eyes on Garren Lowe, she can't get him out of her head. She's sure that she knows him, despite his insistence that they've never met. As Freya follows her instincts and pushes towards hidden truths, the two of them unveil a strange and dangerous world where their days may be numbered. Unsure who to trust, Freya and Garren go on the run from powerful forces determined to tear them apart and keep them from discovering the truth about their shared pasts (and futures), her visions, and the time and place they really came from.

Yesterday will appeal to fans of James Dashner's The Maze Runner, Veronica Roth's Divergent, Amy Ryan's Glow, Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and Ally Condie's Matched.

I actually read a first draft of this one, so I can say authoritatively that if the final version resembles the first, this is really a book to look out for this year. Personally, I don't think C.K. Kelly Martin has ever gotten the attention that she should for her books (no, I don't know her personally), but hopefully this foray into a new genre will help generate some of the recognition she deserves.

I'm not really sure what genre this one fits into--a little sci-fi, a little dystopian, a little paranormal--so I can't pin it down neatly, but since I don't normally love sci-fi, I'm going to call this a "paranormal-romance dystopian action story." I think the cover reflects that, as there is quite a lot going on. (Does it remind anyone of a futuristic Mortal Instruments cover?)

Regardless, I am very excited for this release, and hope that it gets a lot of attention come fall.

What are you excited for this week?


  1. Hi there :) just popping in...I haven't read any of the books you mentioned, but since Divergent is apparently phenomenal then this book must be great as well. Will keep me eye out for it, thanks.

    Here is my choice...
    Waiting On Wednesday

  2. Great pick! I really want to read this one too! I really like the cover for it :)
    Here's my WoW post :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

  3. I've seen this a few times now and I'm desperately trying not to request it from NetGalley to finally be able to reduce my pile of eARCs... but it sounds really awesome and I definitely want to read it. :D

    Fictional Distraction

  4. I've seen this cover for the book. It looks interesting. I'm not sure if it's for me or not. Great pick.


  5. Whoa, that cover is sweet! I haven't heard of it before, but I'll be sure to check it out! Great choice :)

    Here's my WoW!

  6. This does look like something sci fi-y! Great pick, I'll have to look into it!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration


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